Established in 1998, Digital Day Camp (DDC) is Eyebeam’s longest running program. A summer arts and technology intensive for NYC high school students, DDC challenges youth to apply creative thinking strategies across a range of technological tools and topics with the goal to help them develop critical, empowering, and long-lasting relationships with technology.
During DDC19, students will meet Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks, engaging with artist-educators in lectures, hands-on workshops, and creative play around this year’s theme of ACCESS. This year, there are two sessions available to choose from, both covering the same content and instruction.
Session 1: July 15th – July 26th, 9:30am to 4pm
Session 2: July 29th – August 9th, 9:30am to 4pm
Where: 133 W 21st St @ School of Visual Arts
Program Fee: $1,000 per session, which covers all educational instruction and workshop materials during the two weeks, in addition to breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Scholarship: Full scholarships covering the program fee, a $100 stipend, and Metrocards are available for eligible students from public schools with 51% or more free or reduced lunches.
Digital Day Camp is supported in part by Capital One and Cycling ’74.
Join us for two weeks exploring the intersections of art, technology, and access!
Session 1 applications are closed.
Session 2 applications are closedApply to DDC 2019
Each DDC session has over 10 different workshops taught by professional artists, including creative technologists from Cycling ‘74 and current Eyebeam residency artists.
Students will get to:
◘ Engage in an exciting range of workshops, from building digital musical instruments in Max/MSP to discussing the history of memes and learning the complexity of lip reading.
◘ Dive into an eclectic collection of topics, like augmented reality (AR), alt-text, motion capture, personal archive creation, and blockchain.
◘ Focus on real-world issues through a creative and technological lens: how can we challenge our notions of access through techniques like 3D modeling, audio and video editing, or motion capture recording?DDC19 Descriptive Schedule
Click here to learn more about the history of this program.
You can also view some of our favorite workshops from the past few years below:
Appropriate Tech: who can speak for whom and how by Christopher Clary (2018): In Christopher Clary’s zine workshop, students discussed appropriation versus privacy and artistic freedom versus social justice. The students created zines using their own online personas and digital archives to explore how zine culture embraces and critiques appropriation.
Digital Activism by Ari J Melenciano (2018): Students explored ways that technology can be used to interpret data and facts into visual or audio interactive experiences. Using p5.js, students built their own data art creations.
Sonic Pi by Melody Loveless – 2 day workshop (2018): In this two day workshop, students explored how to live code music using Sonic Pi. The workshop concluded with a live coding ‘algorave,’ performed by the students.
Understanding The Internet by Jonathan Dahan (2017): Through a series of embodied exercises, students replicated core components of the internet and the infrastructure behind it. The exercise is intended to provide a peek inside the black box, examine the history and decisions that were made during the invention of the network, and reimagine how it could have been constructed differently and what the possible outcomes could have been.